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Punch Brothers - Antifogmatic

By Mandolin Cafe
April 14, 2010 - 4:15 pm

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Punch Brothers - Antifogmatic

Punch Brothers - Antifogmatic

Antifogmatic, the new Punch Brothers album produced by Jon Brion and recorded this past winter, will be available June 15 and is available for pre-order.

In addition to the "standard" edition of the recording, a special "deluxe" version is available that includes a four-song instrumental EP, All of This Is True, as well as a seven-song DVD, Live from the Lower East Side: It's p-Bingo Night!, which was filmed during the band's residency at The Living Room in New York City.

The first 250 pre-orders of the deluxe edition will also receive an official Punch Brothers cocktail recipe guide signed by the band.

Selections:
You Are
Don't Need No
Alex
Rye Whiskey
Me and Us
Missy
The Woman and The Bell
Next To The Trash
Welcome Home
This Is The Song (Good Luck)

The term "Antifogmatic" defined by Chris Thile, per their news release:

"Antifogmatic is an old term for a bracing beverage, generally rum or whiskey, that a person would have before going out to work in rough weather to stave off any ill effects. This batch of tunes could be used in much the same way, and includes some characters who would probably benefit mightily, if temporarily, from a good antifogmatic."

Additional information:
Purchase: From amazon.com
Punch Brothers web site

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coreylindsey
April 14, 2010 10:31 PM
Just placed my preorder, I can hardly wait.

I had the pleasure of hearing most of the songs on Antifogmatic last weekend when the Punch Brothers visited Hamilton, MT. They are all first class songs as you would expect. I thoroughly enjoyed "Next to the Trash", it is a funny song and Chris Thile has a funny dance to go along with it. And as Noam said about "This is the Song (Good Luck)", on a good night you can here the parenthesis. Well, we heard the parenthesis loud and clear Saturday night.
Eric Hanson
April 14, 2010 10:56 PM
I too placed my order.
Being one who likes a lot of different styles of music this is one I look forward to. I saw them last Wednesday and was pleasantly pleased with the new music. Not as much "rambling" as on "PUNCH". Easier to follow, but still having the flavor of classical in that it is not as repetitive as some styles of music. Great talent.
Andrew DeMarco
April 14, 2010 10:58 PM
Put in my pre-order as well. I'm excited to see what drinks they have in their cocktail booklet. I'm not sure why I'm excited for that - if you'd have asked me about it a week ago I'd have laughed - but I'm kind of stoked.

This one should be a good one!
mando.player
April 14, 2010 10:59 PM
Having had the opportunity to hear the tunes, how would you describe them? More like How to Grow or more like Punch? I've been waiting for this followup for a while. My order is placed and now the wait begins.
coreylindsey
April 14, 2010 11:26 PM
"Having had the opportunity to hear the tunes, how would you describe them? More like How to Grow or more like Punch? I've been waiting for this followup for a while. My order is placed and now the wait begins."

I would have to say it's more like "How to Grow...", it has upbeat songs and slow songs, you could tell they were having a lot of fun playing the new stuff.
mandopete
April 15, 2010 10:01 AM
I'd be curious to see what the cocktail recipes are.
mandotrout777
April 15, 2010 12:07 PM
Quote from coreylindsey: Just placed my preorder, I can hardly wait.

I had the pleasure of hearing most of the songs on Antifogmatic last weekend when the Punch Brothers visited Hamilton, MT. They are all first class songs as you would expect. I thoroughly enjoyed "Next to the Trash", it is a funny song and Chris Thile has a funny dance to go along with it. And as Noam said about "This is the Song (Good Luck)", on a good night you can here the parenthesis. Well, we heard the parenthesis loud and clear Saturday night. End Quote

The Punch Brothers were in Hamilton? What? Were they in the Bitterroot for the skwala hatch? How in the *&%$ did I miss that?

Ohhh, I just looked at their tour schedule. They'll be in Helena in August. I'm all over that.
kmiller1610
April 16, 2010 02:45 AM
In one of the newsletters announcing the album (sent by the PBs) the new album is described as lacking a lead. I am assuming this means that everyone sings most of the time or there's no singing. I too have placed my pre-order. Has anyone who has seen the concert material able to comment?
DD2146
April 19, 2010 12:11 PM
Not sure if this was posted elsewhere but you can hear two or 3 tunes off the new album here

http://www.wnrn.org/2010/02/punch-brothers-and-christina-courtin-visit-wnrn/

I gotta say I liked what I heard but then again I'm likely the least savvy critic of music because I generally enjoy lots of music.
SternART
April 19, 2010 12:31 PM
Just saw them in SF last night........GREAT SHOW!!!

Many tunes off the new CD....Chris sang lead on most, Gabe on a couple & there was more harmony singing than in the past. Tight arrangements........quirky but very cool solos & instrumental interaction. If this show was any indication the new CD should be better than their last recorded efforts, I'm looking forward to hearing it. They are a VERY tight band, but more an ensemble sound than just the Thile show. The older tunes keep getting better every time I hear them............as they grow as a band. Probably not for the fainthearted or BG purist, but I dig the way they are genre bending & pushing the boundaries a bit.
Mike Black
April 19, 2010 12:31 PM
Why is the link creator not working? :(
buckles
April 19, 2010 12:54 PM
I saw the SF show too Art. They rocked the joint. As you say, Thile's mandolin was right down in the mix.
DD2146
April 19, 2010 02:26 PM
BBS and HTML and all that are turned off for these posts so maybe thats why??
Scott Tichenor
April 20, 2010 03:57 PM
HTML and BB codes are turned off for this section which is for commenting on articles. The comments appear here on the forum and at the end of the news item. Because the news section is not designed to be a forum-ready resource, items like videos and images one might post can wreck the layout and interfere in general with the article. It's best that it be turned off for the integrity of the information and what can possibly be posted with those codes turned on.
Mike Black
April 21, 2010 08:36 PM
Thanks Scott! smile
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